The first table below looks at the demand for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 167 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 14 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% - -
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 0
Average salary £45,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £36,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.21%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 469 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 17.29% 16.85% 19.91%
Number of salaries quoted 514 375 380
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPLS
West Yorkshire

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region.

VPLS Salary Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 32 (100.00%) MPLS
2 30 (93.75%) OSPF
2 30 (93.75%) LAN
2 30 (93.75%) WAN
3 29 (90.63%) VPN
3 29 (90.63%) VLAN
4 28 (87.50%) Cisco
4 28 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (68.75%) BGP
5 22 (68.75%) Firewall
6 21 (65.63%) CheckPoint
6 21 (65.63%) CCIE
6 21 (65.63%) RIP
6 21 (65.63%) TCP/IP
6 21 (65.63%) Load Balancing
6 21 (65.63%) Cisco PIX
6 21 (65.63%) Network Architecture
6 21 (65.63%) HSRP
7 8 (25.00%) BT 21CN
7 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 8 (25.00%) Internet
7 8 (25.00%) Wireless
7 8 (25.00%) BT
8 7 (21.88%) CCNA
9 6 (18.75%) CCDA
9 6 (18.75%) CCDP
9 6 (18.75%) CCNP
9 6 (18.75%) Network Design
9 6 (18.75%) Fortinet
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) MPLS
2 30 (93.75%) OSPF
2 30 (93.75%) LAN
2 30 (93.75%) WAN
3 29 (90.63%) VPN
3 29 (90.63%) VLAN
4 22 (68.75%) BGP
4 22 (68.75%) Firewall
5 21 (65.63%) RIP
5 21 (65.63%) TCP/IP
5 21 (65.63%) Cisco PIX
5 21 (65.63%) HSRP
6 8 (25.00%) BT 21CN
6 8 (25.00%) Internet
6 8 (25.00%) Wireless
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) Junos
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.13%) IPsec
7 1 (3.13%) EIGRP
General
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Architect
1 21 (65.63%) Network Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Sales Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Network Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Communications Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Load Balancing
1 21 (65.63%) Network Architecture
2 6 (18.75%) Network Design
3 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 28 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (65.63%) CCIE
3 7 (21.88%) CCNA
4 6 (18.75%) CCDA
4 6 (18.75%) CCDP
4 6 (18.75%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Cisco
2 21 (65.63%) CheckPoint
3 8 (25.00%) BT
4 6 (18.75%) Fortinet
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper